So.. it’s a good week for Techdirt press, apparently. This article, The end of e-mail: discover new ways to stay in touch, writes:
Dennis Yang is one such person. He works at Techdirt (www.techdirt.com), a corporate news and analysis company. Yang rarely sees his co-workers, but stays in touch with them in real time via IM. He typically has around seven conversations going at any time. It lets him work anywhere, even his grandmother’s living room.
“IM affords the ability to have a real conversation, as opposed to the staccato-style conversations that e-mail threads seem to become,” he says. “Studies show that people on IM at work don’t waste too much time chatting with friends, and their productivity gain would outweigh any socialising.”
Mike writes me asking if I had done an interview with this guy, and.. I don’t recall any interview with this guy in recent history. Then again, I can barely remember what I did last week, so it’s quite possible that I did, and forgot…
The reference to working from my living room means that he read the Boston Globe piece.
That said, the quote does seem vaguely familiar.
And then Carlo figured out why.
The reporter “quoted” me.. from a blog post that I did on Techdirt… from 5 years ago…. Wow.
Thanks for the quote and all, but I would have been happy to give another, more recent quote. Just contact me..
Update: Apparently, this lil’ thing has gotten Carlo riled enough to write his own post..